• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 400.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 advantages over Panasonic FZ1000

  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 130 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    240g vs 833g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 9.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Panasonic FZ1000 advantages over Sony RX100

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~1.20 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    400 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher effective ISO
    517 vs 390 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    73 vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent high-ISO performance for such a compact model; Smart controls; Small body; Bright lens; 10fps full-res burst mode; Very fast shutter response; Excellent LCD.

  • Lens flare at night; Poor rendering of yellows; Slow flash recycling; Soft corners wide open; Continuous AF mode slow to lock.

  • Extremely compact compared to interchangeable-lens camera with similar lenses; Comfortable grip and controls; Bright, far-reaching 16x zoom lens; Excellent electronic viewfinder; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD; Excellent performance; Great image quality

  • Body materials feel a bit plasticky; Connector compartment door is fiddly; Limited raw buffer depth; Battery life below average for class; No built-in neutral density filter

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX100 II
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sony RX10

Sony RX100
Sony RX10
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX10
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic FZ1000
Sony RX100 III
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100
Canon G7X
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic FZ1000
Canon G7X
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX100
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic FZ1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $773
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1149
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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